Predictions for GOLDs

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  1. limsy

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    hey alany,just comeback and saw u make a wrong prediction already haha
     
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    I managed to ask Tony Gunawan (yes, *that* Tony Gunawan) about his thoughts on MD. Thanks Tony!

     
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    MS - LCW
    WS - Marin
    MD - Fu/Zhang
    WD - Ayaka/Misaki
    XD - Ahmad/Natsir
     
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    MS - LD
    WS - Marin
    MD - Goh/Tan
    WD - Ayaka/Misaki
    XD - Ahmad/Natsir
     
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    You know Tony Gunawan personally? Wow!
     
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    kwun Administrator

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    he knows about BC!
     
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    Despite being the most legendary of legendary, Tony is actually very friendly and approachable. nice guy.
     
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    Tony Gunawan's Hendra Setiawan's all time favorite player. His protege Iris Wang went quite far in this Oly. He and Halim has helped bring up US badminton a lot.

    He's actually eligible for a monthly $2000 lifetime pension bonus for the gold he got us in Sydney if he haven't changed his citizenship to US citizen (something that Mia Audina with her one silver, with another silver as naturilized Holland citizen, is also asking our government about). Maybe he's interested in coming back and work hand in hand with Hendrawan (if we get him back from Malaysia) for our badminton? (hope he's reading this haha)

    http://sports.sindonews.com/read/11...a-audina-tuntut-uang-pensiun-atlet-1470135993
     
  9. AlanY

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    Where have you been? Just come back to rub the salt in?

    Welcome back
     
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    Hi Love:) rumour has BAM paying Hendy 10X what INA can pay. Even though ringgit is tanking, if Dato mines that OLY gold, you can forget about Hendy coming back anytime soon:D BTW, MAS XD and MD going to OLY final, that Rashid chap must be banging himself...once that chap was gone, MAS doubles get to OLY final and WD to SF and OTB has been saying all along that chap has nothing to offer than yawn and riding on Dato bandwagon.
     
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    I know, also heard that MAS players loving him over there and he's very comfy now. But it's up to our PBSI and him, we could afford it if it's just the $$$ to get him back, but whether he want to it's of course up to himself.:)

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    if not of teasing,maybe u cant recall who i am:p
    its always good to see some old friend after years.
    this OG quite exciting:D

    hello uncle otb
     
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    i think his last words sum it all, who can handle the pressure better...
     
  14. Justin L

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    There are a number like him, lying low, lurking somewhere as long as CHN is still on a winning streak. The moment CHN falters as it inevitably would one day, nothing last forever, they will suddenly pop up from nowhere to join the bandwagon in CHN-bashing. Who really cares about the principles of Olympism and the Olympic spirit ?

    https://www.olympic.org/the-ioc/promote-olympism

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    The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

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    MS = Lin Dan, if not, then Chen Long.

    WS = Li Xuerui, assuming she has a better mentality now and improved fitness.

    MD = Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan or Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, 50-50. For me, it depends on Zhang Nan's performance and stamina having to do double duty. I believe CHN MD can handle the pressure better as they have two experienced Olympic champions as a pair. But the MAS pair has the advantage of youthful exuberance and speed but they may crack under pressure at the final hurdle for lack of big match experience.

    WD = JPN Matsutomo/Ayaka. The chances of the attacking Danes upsetting the Japanese is not high as the latter have a strong defense, retrieving ability and attack as well.

    XD = Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying or Tantowi/Natsir, also 50-50. Both pairs will be very tense, esp the Indonesians as they are the only surviving players left in their camp but they have two experienced Olympians (London 2012) in Liliyana Natsir and Tantowi Ahmad to even things out with the highly motivated MAS. If I have to choose, it'll be INA Tantowi/Natsir with the edge.
     
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    Hi Limsy...long time no talk...welcome back:) The old folks are still here:D
     
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    c'mon Justin you've to do better than this.
    you picked 5 out of the 6 finalists in doubles!
     
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    Now let's talk about Women's Doubles.

    Basically the only thing that would stop Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo from winning is pressure in a major final. They are complete as far as WD pairs are concerned - extremely good fitness, defence, attack and most importantly, front court intercepts.

    The Danish Aunties will provide a stern test but unless they could cut down on their mistakes in both the quarterfinal and semifinal (and we are talking a lot of mistakes here), it might just be that the Danes could just beat themselves.

    A few plus point for the Danish Aunties - they do have a potent attack that could trouble any pair, they are playing freely and enjoying themselves, and they have improved their overall fitness to sustain 3 games. Additional boon for them is that Juhl is no longer playing mixed and Pedersen's mixed campaign ended early.

    My vote goes to a reasonably comfortable Japanese victory so long as they can manage pressure.
     
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    OK, you forced me.:p:D

    MD = CHN
    WD = JPN
    XD = MAS
     
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    As a LD fan and somebody who picked LD to win the 2012 Olympics and I also picked LD to win all the WC up to this Olympics, I don't pick LD to win the gold this time. He has stamina issues and I don't think he is at the top of his fitness. It explains why he didn't really smash in the 3rd set against Srikanth. It also explains his poor performance throughout the season.

    He also didn't look to be in the best of form. To be frank, it was Srikanth that made the mistakes in the 3rd set. Srikanth could have taken the 3rd set if he had held his cool and didn't make those errors, many of them unforced errors.

    The one thing LD has though is defense. His defense was superb against Srikanth. But is his defense enough to be LCW and then Chen Long? LCW and Chen Long also have excellent defense when they are at the top of their game. I'm skeptical if LD can do it but we'll see.
     

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